Summer Session 2017
Dates: June 19 – Sept. 1, 2017
Makeup week for summer: August 28 – Sept. 1
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
1:00 – 5:00 and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. - Closed Tuesday, July 4
Lesson time blocks may be used for individuals or families
30-min. Blocks - $25.00 each 45-min. Blocks - $36.00
60-min. Blocks - $47.00 75-min. Blocks - $58.00 90-min. Blocks - $69.00
Fees due at first lesson of summer session for entire summer.
Multiply amounts above by number of weeks you plan to attend.
Example: 60 min. block/week, $47 x 6 weeks = $282
Policies: This is a year-round program. Students who take at least 6 summer lessons will have priority in fall scheduling. Please notify me by June 1, your available days/times for summer, and which weeks you will attend. If your student needs extra help or you would like him/her to make more progress, a longer lesson time is recommended, for example, a 45-minute lesson (for students approx. 8 years and older). Regular attendance policies will apply during summer. Students who take the summer off may reserve their fall time slot by paying half of their first quarter fall tuition fee with their registration fee by July 1.
Are you going on a long trip this summer? There's no need to get “rusty” – now students can have lessons via Skype! All you need are a device with a webcam and Internet access, and a keyboard. Let me know if this interests you.
Registration and fees for fall will be due July 1. Students whose lesson day will be Monday in Sept. may make up Labor Day the week of Aug. 28 – Sept. 1. The fall schedule will begin Sept. 5.
Why Summer Piano Lessons?
The student's skills will not become “rusty”
S/he will make faster progress through the repertoire
S/he will not have to re-learn skills and material learned during the
previous year, making the next school year more productive
S/he can concentrate on specific skills during the summer that s/he
may not have time for during the school year
Summer schedules may be more flexible
Students may have more practice time during the summer. Practice
times may be more flexible, with optimal morning times before other activities
S/he can work on different music outside the usual repertoire
Less pressure – no recitals, etc.
Those who take the summer off, thinking they will practice, usually don't
There is a correlation between continuity of study and rapid progress
One of my students took a summer off of lessons. When they
returned in September, her mother told me, “I will never take
the summer off again! Not only did she lose 3 months' progress,
but she got so rusty that she'll have to make up a few months
to get back to where she was. I thought we'd practice all summer,
but without regular lessons, it was easy to slip out of
our routine. Next summer we'll come in every week we're in town!”